While we are once again met with a special holiday while staying safe at home, local businesses and major brands alike have put their heads and hearts into developing special Mother’s Day offerings to make celebrating the lovely ladies in your life extra special this year.
We’ve put together a great list for those that are looking to share a meal with mom, buy that perfect gift or perhaps have both shipped right to her door.
A special card, handmade craft or unique find from Paper Source could be the perfect way to put a smile on her face. With a wide range of offerings, the nation’s premier paperie and gift retailer has something for every type of woman in your life. Shop online for cards, self-care items, office décor for her new work-from-home setup and more here.
If you want to buy a fashionable face mask for Mom to keep her safe, Mimi Designs features masks made of hand-dyed material. They are stylish, chic, and only $10 with $1 from each mask sold going to Feeding America. Check out the full selection online here.
Luft Balloons is continuing to spread joy throughout the city with their creative balloon bouquets and installations. The perfect gift idea to celebrate an amazing woman in your life, Luft Balloons offers a variety of balloon presentations, from an Indoor Rainbow arch to the O.G. Smiling Rainbow, an outdoor balloon installation, and of course the Mom Bomb, a 3′ balloon with satin ribbon, paper tassel and pink weight, available for pick up or delivery in Chicago. To order a gift from Luft Balloons, please visit their website.
The perfect way to spend some time together or enjoy a shared virtual experience this Sunday is by tuning in to the one-time-only live-streamed musical event with Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin. Viewers can experience and enjoy some of America’s greatest songs in the context in which they were written! Tickets for Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin are $50 and will benefit 13 not-for-profit theatres, including Chicago’s The Goodman Theatre. Tickets can be purchased online here.
A quick getaway might just be the perfect gift. Set to open later this year, Renaissance Milwaukee will be a gorgeous new property located in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Book the lovely ladies in your life a future staycation here.
Allgauer’s on the Riverfront, a family-favorite destination for more than 40 years, has put together a special prix-fixe carryout menu including diner’s choice of select chef-crafted appetizers, salads, entrees, sides and desserts. Among the delicious options include House-Made Crab Cakes, famous Allgauer’s Salad, Grilled Beef Tenderloin and more. For $149.99 and up, each delivery serves four. Pick-up of the special meal will be available from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday, May 10. Orders are due by Friday. May 8. Please call (847)664-7999 to place an order.
Celebrate with a great meal from Pacino’s or Nando’s Peri Peri, both available for curbside pickup in the Roosevelt Collection Shops. While you’re there, arrange for easy curbside pickup of special gifts for mom from a range of great spots including Sultry Steps, Fleet Feet, Divinity 7, Love Peridot, The Container Store and many more. Also located within the shops, Chicago Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics is offering a new patient package in celebration. Moms can receive a consultation while the kids get their teeth cleaned – for free, through the end of June! Clients can book an appointment to redeem. For a full list of shops at Roosevelt Collection, please visit their website.
For the mom that’s really missing musical theatre: GFour Productions, whose collective shows have won 56 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards®, has made their international hit show MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL® temporarily available for online streaming. Tickets are $19 and a percentage of proceeds will be donated to The Actors Fund. The perfect gift to add a little entertainment to the holiday, tickets can be purchasedhere.
For the mom that is working on sprucing up the house with unique finds, loves gorgeous handmade jewelry or finding the next up-and-coming independent artist’s work to add to her collection, Artzipper.com offers a wide range of work from independent artists. 100% of each sale goes directly to the artist, supporting them during this difficult time. To browse the selection of great finds and find that perfect gift, please visit their website.
Perfect for making the occasion extra special, Geja’s Cafe is celebrating Mother’s Day weekend with a special menu. Diners will receive a quart of Geja’s Swiss Gruyere Cheese Fondue with dippers for 4 people and a quart of Geja’s Belgian Chocolate Fondue with dippers for 4 people, plus their choice of a bottle of Geja’s Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvignon for $60. Plan to order for delivery or pick-up on Saturday, for they will be closed on Sunday, Mother’s Day. Orders can be placed through their website.
For a nice gift in support of others this year, Caledonia Senior Living & Memory Care has launched a special fundraiser called “Heroes for Heroes”, benefitting the organization’s COVID-19 response programming. They have partnered with acclaimed Chicago artists to develop unique t-shirts depicting legendary Scottish heroes, including Mary Queen of Scots, by David Lee Csicko. This design will be available until may 30th and can be purchased online.